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The Defence Media Awards were presented at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on the 7th October.

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The winners of the 2018 Defence Media Awards are as follows -


Best Young Defence Journalist - sponsored by NAMMO

Jen Judson- Defense News


Best Cyber Security submission

Yasmin Tadjdeh – Cyber Talent Wanted – National Defense


Best Naval Systems submission

Jon Harper - Expanding the Fleet: Navy Charts Course for 355 Ships - National Defense


Best Military Rotorcraft submission

Tim Martin – Lifting the Spirits- Defence Helicopter


Best Training, Simulation and Readiness submission - sponsored by CAE

Sebastian Sprenger - German Navy Leans Heavy on Sim Pilot Training - Defense News


Best Military Aviation Submission - sponsored by Honeywell

Vivienne Machi - Light Attack for Lower Cost- National Defense


Best Land Systems submission - sponsored by Northrop Grumman

Sam Cranny-Evans, Mark Cazalet and Chris Foss – The Czar of Battle – Jane’s International Defence Review


Best Technology Submission - sponsored by Harris

Tom Withington - Tactical Communications Compendium – Military Technology


The John Morrocco Award for Best In-Depth Defense Reporting

- sponsored by Boeing


Judges Commendation

Lara Seligman – Hypoxia – Aviation Week & Space Technology




Peter Felstead - Silver bullet solution- Jane’s Defence Weekly



The Outstanding Achievement Award - sponsored by Lockheed Martin


Frank Colucci



Christopher F Foss





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